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Date Printed: 6/26/2016
Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2008
Switchback Ridge Peterson Family Vineyard Petite Sirah 2008
(search item no. 125580)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 6/26/2016: $60.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Super ripe, porty and vinous. Sturdy, intense fruit extract framed by gripping tannin and a healthy acid balance.
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About Switchback Ridge:

Switchback Ridge Wines are sourced exclusively from the Peterson Family Vineyard in Calistoga. The property has been in the Peterson family since 1914 and encompasses nearly 100 acres located at the mouth of Dutch Henry Canyon. For over 75 years, the property was primarily maintained as a farm and plum orchard, with vines intermingled amongst the trees. In 1990, the orchards were replanted to vineyard, where there are currently 18 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah vines, in addition to a three acre 50+ year old Petite Sirah block that John Peterson helped plant as a child.